As of March 2019, the Between the Covers podcast has moved. Now in partnership with Tin House Books–and in continued collaboration with KBOO Community Radio–the new home page for Between the Covers can be found here. Check out the most recent episodes, the archived conversations and the beautiful redesign. See you there!
“Forrest Gander’s life partner, the poet C.D. Wright, died suddently a little more than two years ago, and this book is one result or record of the aftermath of that loss. In poems that are utterly naked and bereft, elegies, apologies, could-have-beens, Gander grieves and wonders about what’s left in his life. There is so much pain in this book—perhaps too much, almost too much—but what is poetry for if not for this? And there’s more life in one of these dark words than in most entire books. Reading this book may hurt, but it will help people to keep living through what they thought they could never survive.”–Craig Morgan Teicher for NPR